Re: Photo: Car Ferry At Brooke Avenue Yard


Nolan Hinshaw
 

On May 16, 2022, at 11:48, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Car Ferry At Brooke Avenue Yard
Photo and information from the U.S. Military Railroad blog:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cjArUMBygZA/WOZOBjHJ-XI/AAAAAAAAKRY/jZ_-zlQZH90dO9x21_cWbvAGeLfpEquOgCLcB/s1600/CarFloat.jpg
The location was the Southgate Terminal Corporation at the former C&O Railroad Brooke Avenue Yard in Norfolk, Virginia. The terminal was an isolated switching district that was only served by rail via a car float from Newport News. The C&O yard was surrounded by interesting warehouses, factories, a brewery, a concrete freight depot, and a large molasses tank. In the steam era there was a small coal dock to service the 0-6-0 locomotive that worked it. The car ferry was a 370 long monster that could hold 28 40-ft cars.
There were some glorious monsters in the good old days, including the Solano and the Contra Costa, both over 400 feet long. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solano_(ferry)>
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